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How do I set the timer for the malibupower pack

How do I set the timer for the malibu power pack with the dial and can I move the red and black clips on the dial?

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Set the dial to the corect time by turning the dial. remove the clips by pulling straight out. reinsert clips on the desired times for on and off red on black off

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Need to set the timer properly. No instructions to follow. Want lights to come on at 6PM and off at 6AM. the timer has red and black pegs on the timer, HEL:P


Experiment with the timer.
Hook up the lights and timer. And read resource link below.
Put the trippers on the dial. Put red at 6pm and black at 6am.
Then manually rotate the dial two revolutions.
Turn the override knob to different setting, and then manually rotate the dial two revolutions.
Watch what the lights do as you rotate timer dial.
Then rotate dial two revolutions until current time lines up with stationary arrowhead located on inner dial.
The clock motor located inside timer rotates the dial, and trippers move small switch that turns lights on-and-off.

More resources with important tips for power pack:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Malibu-power-pack-stopped-working.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-set-timers.html

Sep 27, 2011 | Malibu ML88TL 88Watt Low Voltage Power...

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How do I set the timer with the two pins


The pin are probably trippers?
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/ML-Power-Pack-trippers-500.jpg
The trippers are red and black: black for ON and red for OFF.

Open following link for illustration of tripper install, and troubleshoot that walks through steps needed to operate and set timer, and keep timer working for many years.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Malibu-power-pack-stopped-working.html

Aug 10, 2011 | Intermatic Inc. ML121RT Malibu Low Voltage...

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I installed a new Intermatic 200w powerpack with 15 malibu lights using 131 watts. The lights turn on manually, but the timer doesn't work. How is this possible.


More information is needed.

Open following link for Intermatic-Malibu resources:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Malibu-power-pack-stopped-working.html

You say clock doesn't work.
Add a comment with following information:
Do you have timer with analog dial?
Does dial rotate as time passes?
Does dial keep good time?
Have you put the black and red trippers in place?
Are trippers push all the way down?
Have you set current time by rotating clock dial 2 full turns before rotating dial to current time?

Intermatic/Malibu ML series timers come with 5-year warranty.
Product is covered by warranty.

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Jun 01, 2011 | Malibu ML200RT - Low Voltage Power Pack...

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How do you set lighting to turn on and off throughout the day?


You posted under Malibu power pack.
If you have analog dial that rotates as time passes, then setting on-off times is accomplished by using black and red tripper.

Usually the timer comes with 2 red ON trippers and 2 black OFF trippers.
Place trippers on outer edge of dial and then set timer according to instruction manual.

If you need more trippers, they can be ordered
http://waterheatertimer.org/Intermatic-trippers-and-parts.html

Open following link if you need instruction manuals or troubleshoot steps for setting up power pack.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Malibu-power-pack-stopped-working.html

Add a comment with exact model number if you want more detailed instructions, and add your experience so others with same-similar problem can benefit.

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Apr 05, 2011 | Malibu ML200RT - Low Voltage Power Pack...

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I need instructions for setting the timer


Malibu product manuals
http://www.malibulights.com/customer_service/owners_manuals.aspx

Manual for 300 Watt power pack
http://malibulights.com/docs/pdf/8100-9300-01.pdf
Read cautions

Tips
300 Watt power pack requires sum of bulbs to equal 300 Watts
If you use 10 - 20 watt bulbs that is only 200 Watts so you need 200 Watt power pack

Replace burnt out bulbs immediately or other bulbs will burn out and shorten life of power pack
When working on bulbs, unplug power pack so it does not shorten life of power pack

Set Malibu Timer:
Red trippers are ON
Black trippers are OFF
Place trippers on dial at ON OFF times/ AM and PM

Set current time of day:
Plug in power pack
Trippers are installed
Rotate dial counter-clockwise to current time, say 9 am
Rotate dial 2 more revolutions and then return to current time
That's it

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Oct 12, 2010 | Intermatic Malibu 300W Power Pack...

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I just purchased Malibu ML 600 TW transformer, and ran wire and attached lights, but I can't get any of them to work. Perhaps I'm wiring it incorrectly? How do I test the transformer to see if it is...


Malibu website
Malibu manuals

The power pack has a humming sound >> put your ear close
Plug in a hair dryer on same plug to see if you have power
Check the GFI tripper in bathroom and kitchen
Plug power pack directly into receptacle (no extension cord)
It is hard to believe you got every light wrong >> the light connections are pretty fail-proof today

1) You can test the transformer by rotating manual override counterclockwise >> that's the on-off switch
2) You can test transformer by seeing if clock dial rotates with passing time > the clock must rotate
3) You can check if wires have power > disconnect wires > use another wire to scratch across both terminals to see if there is a spark

4) Did you put the red-and-black tripper pins on the dial? Red = ON Black = OFF

5) I think you forgot to set the time of day correctly
- put in tripper pins.
- rotate center dial clockwise to present time
- now, rotate dial two more full rotations and come back to present time

If the dial will not rotate or transformer does not have power, then the transformer is defective.

Oct 09, 2010 | Malibu ML600TW - Low Voltage Power Pack -...

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Timer worked for years. Just replaced lights. There were (8) but now there are (10). I didn't do the work and didn't know the wattage (and am not positive, but this looks like the unit). The lights work,...


Download manual for Malibu 200 Watt power pack

According to Malibu website information, your power pack is correct size if lights come on.
The way to figure is this
10 bulbs x 18 watts each = 180 Watts
so 200 watt power pack is good

Does the manual override work?
Rotate the on-off button counterclockwise
If override does not turn lights on-and-off, then timer has a short

Does the center dial turn when power is on?
If the dial is not turning, then power pack is kaput, or time of day is not set

Did you reset the time of day?


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How to set time of day:
Put your trippers in place
Red = ON
Black = OFF
Plug in power pack
Rotate arrow (colored blue in diagram) as follows
Turn dial clockwise to present time of day (diagram shows 9 o'clock)
Turn dial one or more full revolutions, then return to present time of day

If center dial is still not rotating after setting time of day, it's time for new $50-80 power pack, unless you put a $15 timer on that plug. A cheap timer might work ... keep it going for couple more years.

Oct 08, 2010 | Malibu ML200RTW - Low Voltage Power Pack...

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Need red plastic timer clips for my ML600TW. Transformer works, but only have one red movable clip for setting a time. Timer may be broken, but would like to try installing the on/off clips first. Any idea...


Open following link for ML power pack trippers, plus troubleshoot, plus tips to keep power pack from burning out, and warranty:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Malibu-power-pack-stopped-working.html

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Oct 04, 2010 | Malibu ML600TW - Low Voltage Power Pack -...

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Timer stops at on postion? transfomer works, have to do it by hand


If the timer is stopping, it could be a physical obstruction. Or it could be an electrical mis wiring so that the timer is turning itself off at that point, check the incoming wiring and see if it makes sense, and follow the diagram to see if the incoming power is definitely not on any switched terminals, they would maybe be marked with NO , NC,

May 04, 2010 | Intermatic Malibu 300W Power Pack...

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